Need help getting connected with resources?
211 Colorado – https://www.211colorado.org/
• 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community
• Ways to get help: search online database, dial 2-1-1 or (866)-760-6489 toll free, or text your ZIP CODE to 898-211 (standard message and data rates may apply)
Coronavirus Food Resources
To quickly and easily locate summer meals for kids and teens age 18 and under, text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877. You will receive a text back with a list of summer food site locations.
Colorado Department of Education – https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=eaae70d787a643b59359fe09e99b88d1
• Smartsheet list of every school district/Department of Education location that is providing food
• List includes addresses, hours, types of meals provided, and additional information
Food Bank of the Rockies – https://www.foodbankrockies.org/emergency-assistance/
• Website provides list of Emergency Assistance locations providing food, organized by county
• List includes addresses of locations, hours of operation, phone numbers, and other additional information
Action Center – https://theactioncenter.org/
• Drive-thru or walk-up services with an appointment, distributing food and mail services
• Appointments are still required, please call 720.215.4850
Hunger Free Colorado – https://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/
• Providing one-on-one help with the food stamps application process
• Screening for all federal nutrition programs
• Offering referrals to food pantries and free meals
• Giving information on child and senior nutrition programs
• Answering any questions about food assistance
• Connecting to community food resources and other partnering agencies
Food Resource Hotline
• Denver Metro Area call (720) 382-2920
• Statewide Toll Free call (855) 855-4626
• The statewide Food Resource Hotline is a bilingual toll-free number that connects Coloradans to needed food and nutrition resources.
• It is a free “one-stop” resource that offers geographically-based referrals to both public and private food assistance programs across the state.
Essential Baby Supplies Delivered to Colorado from FEMA – https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/essential-baby-supplies-delivered-colorado-fema
• Colorado received formula, diapers and diaper wipes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
• These essential supplies will go to families who are experiencing poverty and not able to find resources to meet their basic needs. The distribution of the supplies will be at 41 locations statewide at Colorado’s food banks and family resource centers (click link for distribution centers). These supplies will also be available to families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and child care providers taking part in the Emergency Child Care Collaborative.
Mental Health Resources
Colorado Crisis Services – https://coloradocrisisservices.org/
• Provides 24/7 clinical and confidential services via telephone or text
• If you or someone you know needs help or is struggling emotionally call the Colorado Crisis line at 1-844-493-TALK or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a counselor or peer specialist.
• Provides online chat services 7 days a week from 4pm-12am at: https://coloradocrisisservices.org/chat/
Health Insurance Resources:
COVID19 Open Enrollment
Connect for Health, Health Insurance Enrollment – https://connectforhealthco.com/uninsured-coloradans-can-enroll-during-a-special-enrollment-period-in-response-to-covid-19-outbreak/
• Uninsured Coloradans Can Enroll during a Special Enrollment Period in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak To help as many people as possible protect their health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, Connect for Health Colorado® announces a new Special Enrollment period that starts Friday, March 20, 2020 and ends Friday, April 3, 2020. Coloradans who are uninsured qualify to enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage that starts April 1, 2020.
• Coloradans can complete an application and select a health insurance plan:
Online at ConnectforHealthCO.com
Over the phone at 855-752-6749, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We’re also extending Customer Service Center hours this weekend and next, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
(correct and up to date info regarding COVID-19)
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment https://covid19.colorado.gov/
• Provides information and daily updates regarding COVID-19, in addition to FAQ
• The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA) and our communities to provide updated information about COVID-19
• Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19, provides answers in many languages
including English, Spanish (Español), and more at: 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment https://www.colorado.gov/cdle
• Provides Coronavirus Information and Resources
• File for unemployment
Online Support Group Resources
• A free online support group website that offers specific groups for individuals experiencing similar disorders/feelings (such as an anxiety specific group)
• They also have a teen specific group; members just need to create a login to access the groups
• A free online support group website that connects users with “caring listeners for free emotional support”
• Users also have access to self-help guides and growth paths as well as free 24/7 chat
Support Groups Central
• A free website offering group video meetings lead by trained facilitators
• Users can create an account for free, select topics (such as anxiety or young adults), and then register for meetings
• A teen specific website that connects teens to other teens willing to talk and offer support
• Teens can call, text, email, or post on a message board and another teen who understands will respond and offer support
• The site also features a “Youth Yellow Pages” tab that is a teen specific resource library
Colorado Crisis Services
• A free online chat every day from 4pm-12am
• Individuals can also reach a Crisis Counselor 24/7 by calling 1-844-493-8255
• A free online support group website where users can create an anonymous username and post to a message board/interact with other users
• They offer different message board topics, such as COVID19 and anxiety
Five things you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow
- Stay home as much as possible and avoid crowds, but if you must go out in public stay at least 6 feet away from others
- If you feel sick, stay home and avoid contact with all others
If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, fever),
call your doctor as soon as possible.